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Adams goes undefeated to claim Predator Amateur title

Jamiyl Adams broke through the Amateur ranks to claim his first title at the September 13-14 stop on the Predator Tour. Previously, he'd chalked up three, fifth place finishes on the Tri-State Tour and one finish in ninth place on the Predator Tour. The $500-added event, run concurrently with an Open/Pro tournament (separate story) drew 55 entrants to Steinway Billiards in Astoria (Queens), NY.
Adams made his way to the winners' side final four and a matchup against Amir Uddin. Brooke Meyer faced Nick Chuang in the other winners' side semifinal. Meyer survived a double hill battle against Chuang and in the hot seat match, faced Adams, who'd defeated Uddin 7-4. Adams downed Meyer 7-3, and waited on his return.
Over on the loss side, Stewart Warnock and Tony Ignomirello met up with Chuang and Uddin, respectively. Warnock had gotten by Greg Antonakis, double hill, and Kapriel Delimelkonoglu 7-5. Ignomirello had defeated Todd Trent 7-4 and Dan Faraguna 7-5. Uddin got right back into the swing of things with a 7-2 win over Ignomirello, but Warnock handed Chuang his second straight loss 7-3.
Uddin defeated Warnock in the quarterfinals 8-6, and was then eliminated by Meyer in the semifinals 7-6. Adams completed his undefeated run with a 7-3 win over Meyer in the finals.

Morgan and Ramirez go undefeated on Predator Open/Amateur stop

Good weather on Long Island trumped double points in the Open event of the June 28-29 stop on the Predator Tour. While the $750-added Amateur event drew 70 entrants, the $750-added Open event, competing against the highest weekend area temperatures in the month of June, drew only 10 entrants to Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY. Sean Morgan and Lidio Ramirez went undefeated in their respective Open and Amateur portions of the weekend's activity.
Morgan and Evgeny Stalez advanced to the hot seat match in the Open event; Morgan, having defeated Elvis Rodriguez 8-4 in one winners' side semifinal, while Stalez was defeating Frankie Hernandez 8-5 in the other. Morgan claimed the hot seat in a double hill battle against Stalez and waited on what turned out to be the return of Hernandez.
Rodriguez and Hernandez returned to their winning ways on the loss side immediately. Rodriguez eliminated TD Tony Robles 8-6, while Hernandez survived a double hill battle against Steve Wright. The quarterfinal match was the first money round and Hernandez advanced with an 8-4 win over Rodriguez. He then defeated Stalez 8-4 for a shot at Morgan in the hot seat. Morgan, though, completed his undefeated run with a 9-7 victory to claim the Open title.
In the Amateur event, Lidio Ramirez was challenged in the finals by Ray Feliciano, who mounted a seven-match, loss-side winning streak to reach him. Ramirez, in the meantime, was on his own seven-match winning streak, advancing to the hot seat match with a 7-5 win over Dave Shlemperis, while Luis Jimenez was sending Josh Friedberg to the losers' bracket 7-1. Ramirez sent Jimenez to the semifinals with an 8-6 win and waited on Feliciano.
Friedberg's first challenge on the loss side was the man he'd sent over earlier, Feliciano, who was four wins in to the streak that would take him to the finals. Feliciano had shut out Jamiyl Adams and defeated Dan Saraguna 7-2 to draw Friedberg. Shlemperis picked up Peter Cornell, who'd gotten by Kapriel Delimelkonoglu 7-5 and Nick Chuang 7-4.
Shlemperis survived a double hill fight against Cornell, while Feliciano defeated Friedberg 7-5. Shlemperis came out on the wrong end of his second straight double hill match in the quarterfinals, which sent Feliciano to a semifinal matchup against Jimenez. Feliciano completed his loss-side run with a 7-5 victory over Jimenez, but fell in the finals to Ramirez, whose 11-9 victory secured the Amateur title.